Lost Trails
Lost Trails, Forgotten Trails of the Weird West is now available for those of you who love a mash-up of Westerns and science fiction stories. They are reprinting my very first, ever, story in any genre, "Midnight at the Lariat Lounge," set in Western Colorado during the oil shale boom. As Teresa Leal (see the blog or newsletter)would say, "time changes, but the issues don't change." I have to say, my interest in history and space, what our inheritance means about the future, were just as strong then as they are now.

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I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the stories!

- August 17: Online classes on "The Dystopian Novel" begin at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

- September 17 - 20 Opata Reunion in Tucson -an amazing event. See my blog, The Clueless Eater

- October 9, 10 - Rivers of Ink Keynote, Tri-Cities.

- October 14 - November 18 "Live Through This" - Writing Historical Fiction, Fields End/​BARN on Bainbridge Island. The class is full! But we are increasing the number we will take. Join fellow writers in a fun workshop to explore a rich vein of fiction.

- October 31 - 1 pm - Seattle Public Library Queen Anne - "The Anatomy of a short story collection." We will discuss how to put your stories together into a collection that pulls the reader in and offers overall beauty, symmetry and structure.

-November 1 - Los Nortenos give a Day of the Dead/​Dia de los muertos reading at Casey Hall, Seattle University, Seattle. 2 - 4 pm. Prose, poetry, song and art, with various guest artists.

- November 8 - 2pm - Seattle Public Library Beacon Hill - "The Anatomy of a short story collection."

- December 4: NILA Classes end

- AWP 2016: March 30 - April 2. See you in Los Angeles!